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Hi I'm Amber

and I'm a Mormon and very excited to be a part of this Amazing, Living Gospel..

About Me

I am married to a man with disabilities and I am the CEO and Founder of A STEP UP COMMUNITY Foundation/Entreprenuer. I am a writer, philosopher, oraganizer, motivational speaker, mentor and a mother to four great children. I have 2 boys and 2 girls. I love meeting new people and learning new things. I absolutely love culture. I enjoy reading, writing, litature and anything outdoors. Always looking for opportunities to serve in my community. I aspire to uplift every person that I meet and stay open to learning from all walks of life. I love to be inspired on the daily by the Lord by being open to the promptings of the Holy Ghost and love to tell everyone about the living gospel because I am who I am because of it.

Why I am a Mormon

I decided to Join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints in 1996 because I believe in Christ and I wanted to go where he wanted me to go. I also joined the church because I was raised by goodly Parents who drank alcohol and smoked and I wanted more for myself and more for my family. When I say more I mean I wanted to feel more. I wanted to experience each day to its fullest and feel everything. I no longer desired to be half awake. I wanted to reach higher, strech harder and grow more than I was. I had a deep desire to change and be better than I was yesterday. The standards of my church help me set personal goals for myself. Goals that will allow me to reach my full potential someday. Where I may fall short the lord Jesus Christ's atonement, all that he sacraficed for me will always be there to lift, guide, direct, enrich and enlighten me to forgive myself even others. I will say some days are easier than others but I will never give up. It is possible to wake up everyday with the purpose to try again by making the best decisions I can each day. I am Mormon because I prayed and the Lord sent me his Missionaries to tell of the restoration of Christ's church. To understand the ressurection and how he lives and loves each and every one of us. To apply the principles of the atonement and for that I shall be eternally grateful.

How I live my faith

I am a very active member in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am the Chorus Music Director in Relief Society. I do visit teaching. What I do is fellowship other sisters by visiting them. When I visit I bring a spiritual message that is designed to inspire and uplift them. This monthly lesson can be applied in their daily lives also. I enjoy spending time with the elderly by dropping by to visit, listening to them, and helping assist where needed. At times, I have the priviledge of running errands or helping them clean up around their homes. I help out the youth and families by providing transportation to activity days when needed . I am part of the Compassion Service Committee and my job is tending to the sick and the afflicted by helping with catering of their meals to them. I am the Ward Building Representative Coordinator. Director of the members who volunteer there time and energy in keeping the Church building clean and tidy. I am responsible for all cleaning training of the building by the delegating of which families come to serve and which days to attend. I am also on the Boy Scout Committee of Troop #232. I have been recently called to serve in the Primary as a Teacher in the CTR 5 class. The primary is Sunday school for our adolescent children. So excited for all these wonderful opportunities to serve, teach, inspire and grow!

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Our primary family worship service is called sacrament meeting. This meeting is held in our chapels on Sunday and lasts approximately 70 minutes. Visitors are welcome to attend. It is common for families to attend, and we are accustomed to having children as part of the congregation. A typical meeting would consist of the following: ■Hymns: Religious songs sung by the congregation (hymn books are provided). ■Prayers: Offered by local Church members. ■Partaking of the sacrament (communion): The sacrament consists of prepared bread and water, which is blessed and passed by priesthood holders to those in attendance who wish to do so. ■Speakers: Typically a meeting will have two or three assigned speakers. (Note: We do not pass a plate or request donations as part of our worship services.) Visitors are also welcome to attend other Sunday meetings that precede or follow sacrament meeting: ■Sunday School classes are offered for each age group, beginning with 12 year olds. ■Primary meetings consist of a group service and age-oriented classes for children 3 through 11 years of age. ■A nursery is available for young children, ages 18 months to 3 years. ■Young Women meetings provide classes for those 12 through 17 years of age. ■Relief Society meeting is for women, ages 18 years and older. ■Priesthood meetings provide age-oriented classes for males 12 years and older. Show more Show less